Case Study Overview

Queen’s Medical Centre (QMC) in Nottingham underwent improvements, from small refurbishment and maintenance projects, to the construction of a new two-storey Cystic Fibrosis Unit. Also involved was the refurbishment of multiple wet rooms and toilets at numerous locations on two of the QMC’s trauma and orthopaedic wards.

Challenge

Access to the refurbishment works could only be gained from adjacent wards that had to function normally as work proceeded. As the work produced large quantities of hazardous dust, it was vital that it did not escape into the wards.

Solution

RVT created negative pressure within the site area, by installing Dustex WandaFilta Plus Extractor Units into the existing ceiling air extraction points. The negative pressure also meant no airlock was required between the site and the active wards. Noise pollution produced by the fans’ vibration was also successfully controlled by RVT’s acoustic matting.

Client

Interserve Construction

Location

Royal Sussex County Hospital, Brighton

Products Used